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Porto. Jardins do Palácio de Cristal
12-DEC-2016

Porto. Jardins do Palácio de Cristal

The Romantic Gardens of Palácio de Cristal occupy an area of 8 hectares in Porto's centre and they were designed in the 19th century by the German landscape architect Émille David, in the context of constructing the building of Palácio de Cristal (Crystal Palace). Currently, the following still remain preserved in accordance with the original project: Jardim Émille David at the main entrance, Avenida das Tílias, the forest and the balconies' design over the river Douro. We can also contemplate magnificent panoramic views over the river and the city that the viewpoints in strategic places offer to us. It is to be noted that these gardens, making a good use of the botanic heritage and of the ludic-cultural dynamics, is home to an Environmental Education Centre.

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goelsamuel03-Feb-2017 16:54
Lovely framing! V!
Nora van Beek26-Dec-2016 14:49
I love how you have framed this beautiful view with those columns! Wonderful image! V
laine26-Dec-2016 12:05
What a perfect view you had...a beautiful photo. V
Nirvan Hope26-Dec-2016 01:31
Excellent framing of the curving river and the city.
Ken Chambers ARPS25-Dec-2016 21:45
A lovely picture so beautifully framed, Jose
Don25-Dec-2016 20:42
The river and leafless trees, as well as the beam and pillars, serve well to frame the city.
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